byThomas G Smith; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
Focuses on one family's travels to Kentucky in 1790. Explains that rich Kentucky land lured this family down the Ohio River on a flatboat. Portays the hardships of pioneer life. Describes the continuing search for new lands as the pioneers set out for frontiers beyond the Mississippi.
Explains how the kibbutz settlements of Israel are organized as agricultural communities to serve all the people living there. Show how the kibbutz society has been brought to fulfillment at Dafna in Northern Galilee. Topics: academic film, kibbutz, Israel
Born in 1927 in the border area between Washington and Idaho, Kienholz moved to Los Angeles in 1953, where he began making a series of bas-reliefs with found material. Prior to his death in 1994, he was primarily known for his "Assembly Art" sculptures, consisting of mannequins, stuffed animals, and pieces of clothing, focusing on subjects such as controversial as bordellos, back seat sex, and abortion. Steel’s extremely entertaining film consists of audience reactions to a Kienholz... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: art, los angeles
Lani McIntyre and the Aloha Islanders, with legendary steel guitarist Hal Aloma, perform 'King Kamehameha.' The Lani McIntire Hawaiians were the resident band at the Lexington Hotel in New York's Hawaiian room from 1947-1951. A Hawaiian Swing classic. Topics: soundie, Hawaii, steel guitar
This film documents a day in the life of a 12 year old Korean girl, learning to dive as a haenyeo on the island of Jeju. This novice diver is of the last generation that will engage in this vocation, and serves as an important historical document. Haenyeo divers are able to dive 30-50 feet with no breathing apparatus, holding their breaths for 2-3 minutes. From 30,000 divers in the 1970s, there are only an estimated 5,000 of them today, most over the age of 50. The film shows the girl diving... Topics: academic film, Korea, diving, Jeju, haenyeo, ama